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An Inconvenient Genocide

Geoffrey Robertson


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PUBLISHED: 1st October 2014
ISBN: 9780857986337
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  • Paperback
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PUBLISHED: 1st October 2014
ISBN: 9780857986337

Publisher Description

The most controversial issue left over from the First World War was there an Armenian Genocide? comes to a head on 24 April 2015, when Armenians throughout the world commemorate the centenary of the murder of 1.5 million over half of their people, at the hands of the Ottoman Turkish government. Turkey continues to deny it ever happened or if it did, that the killings were justified. This has become a vital international issue. Twenty national parliaments have voted to recognise the genocide, but Britain equivocates and President Obama is torn between Congress, which wants recognition, and the US military, afraid of alienating an important NATO ally. In Australia three state governments have recognised the genocide (despite threats to ban their MPs from Gallipoli), but the Abbott government has told the Turks that Australia does not. Geoffrey Robertson QC despises this mendacity. His book proves beyond reasonable doubt that the horrific events of 1915 witnessed by Australian POWs constituted the crime against humanity that is known today as genocide. In this book he explains how democratic countries can combat genocide denial without denying free speech, and makes

Author Biography

Geoffrey Robertson QC is a leading human rights lawyer and a UN war-crimes judge. He has been counsel in many notable Old Bailey trials, has defended hundreds of men facing death sentences in the Caribbean, and has won landmark rulings on civil liberty from the highest courts in Britain, Europe and the Commonwealth. He was involved in cases against General Pinochet and Hastings Banda, and in the training of judges who tried Saddam Hussein. His book Crimes against Humanity has been an inspiration for the global justice movement, and he is the author of an acclaimed memoir, The Justice Game, and the textbook Media Law. He is married to Kathy Lette. Mr Robertson is Head of Doughty Street Chambers, a Master of the Middle Temple, a Recorder and visiting professor at Queen Mary College, University of London.

Prizes

Winner of Paddy Power Political Book Awards: Polemic of the Year 2015

Product Details

Author
Geoffrey Robertson
Publisher
Random House Australia
Year
2014
ISBN-10
0857986333
ISBN-13
9780857986337
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2014-10-01
Country of Publication
Australia
Qualifications
QC
Pages
304
Subtitle
Who Now Remembers the Armenians?